February 28, 2010 Subject:
Priceless document about New York's so-called "secret subway"
This promotional booklet was probably given to visitors and passengers who rode on Alfred Beach's one block long, pneumatic subway during the 1870-73 period. Contains excellent descriptions of construction techniques and equipment as well as contemporary reports in Scientific American and New York's leading newspapers.
About 25 pages long with 13 engravings and 2 pages of ads.